Collect: Bach, Handel, Purcell

In the Episcopal Church (and many others) Thursday evening is the day when the choir and its musician(s) typically meet. On this Thursday in January we share a Collect used on day the Church remembers Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frederick Handel, and Henry Purcell (Jul 28th). You can easily adapt this Collect as you pray for the musicians and singers in your life. We encourage you to share your (adapted) prayer with them.

Almighty God, beautiful in majesty and majestic in holiness, who teaches us in Holy Scripture to sing your praises and who gave your musicians Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frederick Handel and Henry Purcell grace to show forth your glory in their music: Be with all those who write or make music for your people, that we on earth may glimpse your beauty and know the inexhaustible riches of your new creation in Jesus Christ our Savior; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Source

Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frederick Handel, and Henry Purcell, Composers, 1750, 1759, 1695
Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music

What is a Collect?

Author: Daniel Rondeau

I am a husband and father and an Episcopal Priest (from the Diocese of San Diego; "Retired" due to illness).

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